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Public Insight Network Acquires Spot.Us, Three Years In

It has been a big week for the people at Spot.Us and the Public Insight Network. Marking its three-year anniversary as a crowd-funding platform to fund journalism projects, Spot.Us announced its merger with the Public Insight Network yesterday. The Public Insight Network (PIN), a platform that helps journalists and citizens reach beyond PR professionals and...…[more]

[STUDY] Journalism Start-ups Looking for Revenue Amidst Depleting Grant Opportunities

[STUDY] Journalism Start-ups Looking for Revenue Amidst Depleting Grant Opportunities

A new study is out from the  Renaissance Journalism Center that explores financial sustainability among journalism start-ups. It finds that most journalism start-ups are in the same place – sea…[more]

Can Computational Journalism Help Our JJIE.org Grow Even Faster?

Can Computational Journalism Help Our JJIE.org Grow Even Faster?

I will be on a Georgia Tech FutureMedia Fest panel entitled: Computational Journalism on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2011 . So you might be asking, what the heck is Computational Journalism. Here is Georgia Tec…[more]

Successful Nonprofit News Organizations Must Go Beyond Great Journalism

Successful Nonprofit News Organizations Must Go Beyond Great Journalism

To achieve sustainability, news ventures must do more than produce high-quality reporting and receive generous foundation support, according to a report released by the Knight Foundation October 18, 2…[more]

[STUDY] Journalism Start-ups Looking for Revenue Amidst Depleting Grant Opportunities

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A new study is out from the  Renaissance Journalism Center that explores financial sustainability among journalism start-ups. It finds that most journalism start-ups are in the same place – searching frantically for revenue streams to replace depleting grant opportunities. Most of the start ups, initially funded through foundation money, are finding that grants are rarely…

Can Computational Journalism Help Our JJIE.org Grow Even Faster?

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I will be on a Georgia Tech FutureMedia Fest panel entitled: Computational Journalism on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2011 . So you might be asking, what the heck is Computational Journalism. Here is Georgia Tech professor Irfan Essa‘s answer: Computational Journalism is defined as the application of computation to the activities of journalism such as information…

How Journalists Can Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

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I’m a journalist whose love affair with words began with novels. I grew up reading at least three books a week—usually more, I’m a fast reader—and I’ve gone through stages where I’ve read a myriad of book types: mystery, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, literary and others. Before I began to think about facts and…

NewsTransparency Aims Spotlight Behind the Byline

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A new wiki-style website, NewsTransparency.com, aims to hold journalists accountable, reveal bias. It’s official. The news industry has become the newest target in the ongoing freedom of information and transparency battle. NewsTransparency.com, a site launched earlier this week by former managing editor of the New York Sun Ira Stoll, aims to shine a spotlight on the…

Successful Nonprofit News Organizations Must Go Beyond Great Journalism

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To achieve sustainability, news ventures must do more than produce high-quality reporting and receive generous foundation support, according to a report released by the Knight Foundation October 18, 2011. A good digital business isn’t one-sided, and if news organizations want to sustain themselves, they have to take that into consideration. The study focused on nonprofit,…

How to Become A Journalist: 20 Tips from A J-School Grad

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Since my co-worker Clay Duda told his story about being a j-school grad, I thought I’d tell mine and hopefully help some people figure out how to become a journalist—a real one. Hint: it’s not easy, but it’s possible. Before I fell in love with journalism, I loved writing. Last May marked two years since…

JJIE Project Launches Multimedia Arts Site: Bokeh

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Today, the Center for Sustainable Journalism and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, our niche journalism project, are proud to announce the launch of a multimedia arts site focused on juvenile justice and youth culture at large. Appropriately dubbed ‘Bokeh,’ the project hopes to bring into focus those oft overlooked and underreported areas of juvenile justice…

Photography is Not a Crime, or is It?

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Do you have the right to film police? Do the police have the right to delete video (or any) files from your cell phone? Are you allowed to photograph the exterior of federal buildings? These are all good questions taken from real-life examples. When Miami-based multimedia journalist Carlos Miller started Photography is Not a Crime…

Age Most Influential Demographic in News Consumption, Study Shows

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Depending on age, people tend to get their local news from a variety of different mediums and sources, but one thing is for sure: the system is fragmented. According to new data out from Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Internet & American Life Project, most Americans get their information from a…

Young Adults Text Twice As Much, Often

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Some 73 percent of cellphone owners text message, with 31 percent preferring a text to an actual phone call, according to data released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Heavy text users, or those that send and receive more than 50 messages a day, preferred text to talk 55 percent of the time….